Apex Fishing Charters
La 1
Grand Isle, LA 70358
Contact:  Ian McGowan
Phone: 225-803-6701
Email: apexfishing@aol.com
Website: http://www.apexfishingcharters.com

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Apex Fishing Charters - Apex Fishing Charters is a charter fishing, Louisiana guide service located in Grand Isle, LA. We venture into the Gulf of Mexico in search of a wide variety of game fish, offering yellow fin tuna fishing charters.

Apex Fishing Charters is a charter fishing, Louisiana guide service located in Grand Isle, LA. We venture into the Gulf of Mexico in search of a wide variety of game fish, offering yellow fin tuna fishing charters, as well as deep sea fishing charters for wahoo, mahi mahi, marlin, swordfish, sailfish, red snapper, mangrove snapper, cobia, grouper, amberjack, and more.

Grand Isle's location is between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, and it has a close proximity to the continental shelf. These, along with the thousands of oil and gas platforms within eyesight, give our location a geographical advantage over anywhere on the gulf coast. The combination of bait from the rivers, depths and drop offs created by the continental shelf, and the structure of the platforms, provide everything game fish need to thrive, making Grand Isle the pinnacle of deep sea fishing charters. Nowhere else on the gulf coast offers the quality and quantity of fish available in the fertile waters of Louisiana.

We got into the offshore deep sea fishing charters business to give people the opportunity to experience deep sea fishing at its best. At Apex Fishing Charters we fish because we love to and charge because we have to.

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Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

April 2012 offshore report
Thanks to the guys at Pier Punks for putting this video together. If April is any indication this summer should be awesome!

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

swordfish tuna
Well the weekend turned out to be pretty good. I had the crew from River Lands Insurance down Thursday afternoon to do an overnighter. They wanted tuna but I convinced them to make a few drifts for swordfish before going to the canyon. The bad news is we never made it to the canyon. The good news is it was because we had a swordfish that wouldn't fit in the box. When we got the fish aboard the boat we didn't know how big the fish was, but agreed it could be a top 10 fish. After a little disscusion we opted to pass on the tuna and get the fish weighed. The fish ended up going 251 lbs. and if accepted will go #4 in the state.
Saturday I was able to make it to the canyon. We were done tuna fishing by 10am with 11 yellowfin. Afterwards we headed north for some amberjack and grouper.
The fishing is great right now and the weather actually cooperating for this time of year. I've got Saturday open if anyone wants to catch some fish.

Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

More pics
Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

tuna fishing
It feels like summer came early this year. Light winds and flat seas have allowed us to run a little bit. Saturday we pulled hooks on some nice fish but still ended the day wtih 5 yellowfin. I was off Sunday but made it out Monday. Maonday we had 9 yellowfin and 2 nice cow dolphin. We had the bull dolphin at the boat at least 15 times through out the day but he wasn't interested in eating. The weather's been good and the fishings been great. It should be a good year if you want to come catch some fish.

Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Good weather
The weather looks good this weekend and the fishing's been great! I've got Sunday open if anybody wants to take advantage.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

March fishing
I've fallen behind on my reports the past couple weeks but we've been doing well on all of our trips. The yellowfin have been very consistent on the shelf. The short runs have been nice. The wahoo fishing has been a little slow. We're still cathing a couple but not like it was a few weeks ago. There has also been tons of big blackfin around to fill the box. I think we've gotten a warsaw on almost every trip along with a few yellowedge grouper. And of course a limit of amberjack is as easy as it gets. If the first quater is any indication of the future fishing it's going to be a great year. One of my customers got a few clips from his trip and was able to put a video together that I'll try to attatch. Give me a buzz if you want to catch some fish. It looks like it may be shorts and flip flops from hear on out.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Thursday's Trip
Snuck out again thursday between the weather. It ended up being a pretty nice day on the water. However the fog was about as bad as it gets. It took us an extra hour and a half to get in. The fishing was pretty good final tally, 4 yellowfin 2 blackfin, a limit of amberjack, and a warsaw. We put in an effort for wahoo and pulled the hooks on the only bite. I'll be back at it Monday if the weather holds out.

Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Fishing
We were able to make it out Monday night to do a some swordfishing. In the process of putting out our fist bait we got bit instantly. The fish came straight to the surface and made a few jumps so we new it was a swordfish. When we got him to the boat he looked marginal on size so we I told the gaff man to hold off until we got a better look. The hook ended up pulling out in the leadering process 2 feet from the boat. No big deal seeing as how we'd only been there for 10 min. Made a couple of more drifts yeilding big hammerheads and then we got a short zip on the clicker. When I jumped up to figure out which reel it was I noticed the light right under the boat. I could see the fish, a good sword. Once he realized he was hooked the fight was on. 30-40 min later we sunk the gaff in a solid swordfish.
Once the sun came up we eased north stopping on the way to grab a grouper, some amberjack and a couple of wahoo.
The wahoo fishing is pretty consistent right now and the fishing over all is godd. You've got to take advatage of the breaks in the weather if you want to catch fish this time of year.

Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Wahoo
Tuesday we got another break in the weather and where able to sneak out and do a little fishing. Wahoo was the targeted species. We decided we would do nothing but troll all day and it paid off. We went 6 for 11 on big wahoo. We also caught 4 blackfin and 3 amberjack on the troll. The fish are there you've just got to be able to go when the weather breaks. Fishing's only going to get better.

Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Offshore report
We slipped out yesterday between fronts and where able to land a few fish. Final tally was 3 yellowfin, 20+ blackfin 4 amberjack and a warsaw. The yellowfin were small and mixed in with the blackfin, all the amberjack were caught on the troll and we only had to sift through about a half dozen red snapper to get our warsaw. Swap out some blackfin for some wahoo and this is the kind of catch you can expect for the next couple of months. Sorry no pics, the nats where so bad when we got to the dock the camera was the last thing on my mind. Give me a call if you want to catch some fish.

225-803-6701
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Tuesday
Tuesday was sloppy but the fish were hungry. We ended the day with 3 yellowfin and a pile of blackfin. The fishing should be good through October as long as the weahter lets you out.

Ian McGowan
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Fishing
While most people are getting ready for hunting season we've been taking advantage of some unbelievable fall fishing. The yellowfin and blackfin have been devouring anything you put in front of them, dead or alive. We've had no problem filling fish boxes with tuna and all the misc. visitors (cobia, amberjack, grouper, triple tail, and even a few mahi). The clean waster has been in and out with the wahoo following. If the weather lets up we'll be back at it this week. Give me a call if you want to take a break from bow hunting while the fishing's hot.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Fall fishing in full swing
Fall fishin gis in full swing! We,ve been catching wahoo, yellowfin, blacfin, cobia, amberjack, and grouper. Give me a call if you're ready to catch some fish.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Fall fishing is in full swing
The big yellowfin have started to make their annual apearance with lots of blackfin in the mix. The opening of gag season has given us the oppurtunity to send some livies to the bottom, yeilding lots of gags and several stud warsaws. There's even been a few cobia pop up while we where catching bait.We've also been catching a few wahoo trolling diving bait around structure when the water's clean. Give me a call if you're ready to catch some fish.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Offshore Fishing

Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana

Fall fishing
Fall fishing is here and will only get better. We were catching yellowfin on the shelf right before T.S. Lee and the big blackfin are all over right now. We where able to put a few wahoo in the boat this weekend as well as amberjack and warsaw grouper. The big yellowfin should start showing any second and stick around the for the next couple months. This is definitly my favorite time of year to fish. Give me a call if you want to go catch some fish.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.net

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